Fascinated with common well being care is altering, even amongst docs

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Daniel C. Bryant of Cape Elizabeth is a retired doctor.

On Sept. 8, at its annual assembly, the Maine Medical Affiliation launched its Revised Assertion on Reform of the U.S. Well being Care System. The doc is the results of two years of labor by its Advert Hoc Committee on Well being System Reform, with intensive enter from Maine physicians by way of listening classes all through the state and electronic mail and private commentary.

The assertion lists issues with our present well being care system, together with poor well being outcomes, value, emphasis on revenue, poor entry for a lot of, administrative burdens for physicians, poor Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement, doctor burnout and “ethical damage,” restrictions inherent within the employer-based mannequin, inequities and systemic biases. Fascinating options of the physician-patient relationship and of a perfect well being care system are described and the assertion concludes with the group’s name for main, not piecemeal, reform on the nationwide degree. The members current on the assembly moved to enthusiastically endorse it.